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The Pearl
The Pearl
Price: £7.19

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ambient bliss, and then some, 20 Feb. 2007
This review is from: The Pearl (Audio CD)
Ambient doesn't get any better than this, though it's so fine, its creators might not like being labeled "ambient." In any case, it's a beautifully crafted jewel. You can listen ten or ten thousand times and find something new and beautiful and wonderful to slip away into each time. A beautiful mood piece. Very, very far removed from any of the icky sticky new age stuff you hear at trendy shops and spas. Do not categorize with that stuff. This one is genuinely an artistic triumph. Buy now,and buy extra copies for your cool friends, too.

Price: £18.19

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one yet in the Electric Calm series, 20 April 2006
This review is from: ELECTRIC CALM V3 (Audio CD)
Liked the first one. Loved the second one. This one is my favorite so far. It's a tasteful mix of ambient and post-club, chilled beats. There's a very pleasant sense of pacing, an ebb and flow to the whole project. Momentum builds gradually to track 14, which hits just the right melodic high point. Works in a wide variety of listening environments: reading, relaxing, post-club, and, um, think up other uses on your own. If you love downtempo ambient electronica, you'll keel over for this one.

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Price: £6.90

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, classic disc, but beware of bad edition, 4 Feb. 2006
This review is from: 6 6 6 (Audio CD)
As suggested by other reviewers here, this is indeed one of the top prog rock recordings from the golden age of progressive rock. It's hard to imagine something like this being released these days -- fearlessly experimental, theatrical, all compiled by real live musicians. Wow, imagine that. The somewhat dated sound has held up well over the years, too. It still sounds fresh and vibrant, though the recording and production techniques are a bit creaky. A warning to prospective buyers: it appears that there is a version of this disc that has "Aegean Sea" as the first track. Avoid if at all possible; buy only the version with the tracks in the original LP order, commencing with "The System". What was the record company thinking when they messed with this? Shameful. Stick with the original beauty instead. My fond memory of this work: as a teenager, we'd light candles and sit around in darkened rooms listening to this, and inevitably someone would shout, "It's too scary, it's freaking me out, turn it off!" Har har. I sincerely hope that future generations of teens have similarly frightful times with this disc. It's really not satanic, but the kids do need a good scare now and then.
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First Album
First Album
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Price: £20.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Retro-tech Euroglam, 31 Dec. 2001
This review is from: First Album (Audio CD)
It's vaguely reminiscent of The Flying Lizards, with a dash of "Computer World" Kraftwerk thrown in. Who could resist Miss Kittin's "I'm so bored with my Eurotrash lifestyle" raps? Not quite as consistently entertaining as Felix Da Housecat's "Kittenz & Thee Glitz," but a must-own for fans of that disc nonetheless. Unfortunately, the mix loses some of Miss Kittin's hilarious lyrics, leaving The Hacker's retro-tech vibe to carry things. That's almost enough by itself, but it gets it bit monotonous after awhile. Still, a mighty fun debut. Can't wait to hear what happens next with the unique Miss Kittin.

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